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The New Face of American Business

From the church he grew up in to his family owned restaurant in which Civil Rights leaders gathered, Todd A. Gray’s roots are intricately tied to the city of Atlanta.

Unlike some minority experiences in other communities, he said he felt lucky to see successful people in Atlanta who looked like him: African-American mayors, lawyers, doctors and more. If they could reach for the sky, so could he.

When a major career opportunity knocked in 2013, Gray opened the door, departed his head supplier diversity position with a fortune 50 company in Rhode Island and found himself back in the hometown he loves. One of the largest health systems in the U.S., Atlanta-based Grady Health System recruited Gray to be its director of supplier diversity.

Why Diversity is Cybersecurity’s Best Weapon

The moral case for diversity is obvious. Put simply, it is the ethical thing to do. But the business case for promoting workplace diversity is actually just as compelling, particularly when it concerns cybersecurity. Unfortunately, cybersecurity at present is not a very diverse field. And the latest figures show that it’s actually becoming less, rather than more, diverse. That must change if U.S. organizations hope to prevent, or at least mitigate, the endless stream of cyberattacks that are already underway.

Cybersecurity is a relatively new field. But with computers being ubiquitous and the Internet of Things ensuring that computers will only become more pervasive, cybersecurity has captured the attention and imagination of both heroes and villains. Unlike traditional force-protection and “hard” security measures, cybersecurity knows no borders, clocks or societal constraints. Attacks come from anywhere, anytime and from within any border. As a result, the types of attacks vary greatly based on many factors.

Those tasked with cyber defense tend to focus on more easily quantifiable qualifications like knowledge of hardware and technology. But to provide effective cyber defense, it would also be wise to consider more qualitative elements like gender, language, culture, age, economic background, and the host of other traits that define humanity.

Shonda Rhimes Says “Yes” To Life

She is the successful writer and producer behind the hit TV shows “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.” She has won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for three Emmy Awards. Her diverse and controversial shows are known for rendering complex characters of all ethnic backgrounds. This Hollywood powerhouse, otherwise known as Shonda Rhimes, has inspired us all to want to be a “titan.” However, even titans can crash and burn.

Fueled by the passion of her dream job and loving every minute of it, Shondaland, Rhimes’ production company, has Thursday night TV locked down. She is responsible for writing, directing and producing 70 hours of quality TV each season. Working 15-hour days as well as weekends was quite normal. During the February 2016 TED Talk (X) in Vancouver, Rhimes shared her account of what happened when the “work, work, work, work, work” caused her to burn out and almost lose the dream.